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Howard Zinn, noted historian, writer and activist best known for his
"People's History of the United States," died Wednesday. See Boston
Globe obituary:

Some of Zinn's statements and writings:

"Obama will not fulfill that potential for change unless he is enveloped
by a social movement which is angry enough, powerful enough, insistent
enough that he fill his abstract phrases for change -- that he fill them
with some real solid content."

In "A Just Cause, Not a Just War": "I believe two moral judgments can be
made about the present 'war': The September 11 attack constitutes a
crime against humanity and cannot be justified, and the bombing of
Afghanistan is also a crime, which cannot be justified."

"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a
power no government can suppress, a power that can transform the world.
Even when we don't 'win' there is fun and fulfillment in the fact we
have been involved."

Further video and material is at: .

      Basamian interviewed Zinn numerous times over the years and worked on two books with him,
"The Future of History" and "Original Zinn." He was to see Zinn last night in California.
     Basamian said today: "Zinn was the essence of the engaged
intellectual who believed that the struggle for justice was the great
work of humankind. And he engaged in that struggle with incredible
humor, intelligence and grace. We have lost a great voice but the work
      Barsamian is founder of Alternative Radio, which has a Howard Zinn
page: .

     Arnove is co-author with Zinn of "Voices of A People's History of
the United States." He appeared this morning on Democracy Now: .

     Zirin just wrote the piece "Howard Zinn: The Historian Who Made
     Zirin's books include "A People's History of Sports in the United

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Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020, (202) 421-6858; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167